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Social Science Education Center

Social Science Seminars

The Social Science Education Center at Weber State University offers general education credit at a low cost to you as an educator. This is a two-credit-hour history/social science seminar that will meet on Wednesdays from 4:15 to 6:45 p.m. at Weber State’s Ogden campus.

We will offer these seminars every semester with a different topic each semester (summer seminars will be a two-week-long condensed session and meet from 9:00 a.m.-Noon). You can repeat these workshops as many times as you’d like. 

The Seminars will:



Our Next Seminar: 

"The History of History" 



Here are the daily topics:  


Sept 14-   Historiography of the Civil War, Dr. Nathan Rives, Instructor of History  

Sept 21-   Ancient and Medieval Ideas about History, Dr. Stephen Francis, Associate Professor of History

Sept 28-   World War I Historiography, Dr. Branden Little, Professor of History

Oct 5-     Historiography of the the French Revolution, Dr. Daniel Menning, Visiting International Professor of History

Oct 12-   The Turner Thesis and the American West, Dr. Sara Dant, Professor of History and Chair of the History Department 

Oct 19-   Renaissance and Enlightenment Ideas of History, Dr. Stephen Francis, Associate Professor of History

Oct 26-    Feminist Historiography, Dr. Leah LaGrone, Assistant Professor of History

Nov 2-     Nineteenth-Century Ideas about History, Dr. Stephen Francis, Associate Professor of History

Nov 9-     Utah Historiography, Dr. Brent Rogers, Managing Historian for the Joseph Smith Papers

Nov 16-   Private/Corporate History vs. Academic History, Dr. Matt Godfrey, General Editor for the Joseph Smith Papers

Nov 23-   Thanksgiving Break

Nov 30-    Divergent Theory, Dr. Matt Romaniello, Associate Professor of History

Dec 7-      The Annales School, Dr. Susan Matt, Professor of History


This seminar will be held Wednesday evening, September 14-December 7, from 4:15-6:45 p.m.

Weber State Main Campus, Lindquist hall, Room 112

The Social Science Education Center is covering the cost of this seminar.

So you will be able to get college credit at No Cost to You.

For further information contact Dr. Stephen Francis



How to Register 


Scroll down to HIST 2920 "The History of History" and click on "Add to Cart" and after that click on "Grant" to have the cost paid for

Then when you are at th payment screen click on Grant in the drop-down menu


Enroll Now

****Looking Ahead:  

                                            Spring 2023- TBD


If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Stephen Francis